BC: The end of an Era... The beginning of a new life! We will miss you Pam!
FC: Wells Fargo Memories | January 4, 2013
1: Farewell Pam
3: It has been a true pleasure and privilege working with you as my partner and right hand. Thank you Pam for your incredible dedication and hard work. Congratulations on achieving retirement, the next chapter in life! Wishing you good health, joy and much happiness in your future travels. Love, Mary Knell
4: Dear Pam, Sarah and I can't believe you are retiring. And at your tender age. Actually it is a testimony to your work ethic, your commitment to Wells Fargo, and your many supportive and enjoyable relationships at the bank that kept you suiting up as they say. Well, you are going to leave a big hole, and as they also say, big shoes to fill. You have been many things to many people over your career. Most of all, you have been a caring, dedicated and talented professional. Of course, in our team approach to running the "CEO office", you had the early morning shift and I had the late morning and evening shift. I would always be so grateful if not amazed to come in at 8:30 am and you would already have been working for 2 hours, having left home and arrived at work in the dark, after catching the bus, and sludging your way to work on often rainy nasty days. Again, what incredible dedication. I doubt if you will miss that commute. So you are leaving behind many dear friends but taking with you decades of great memories, terrific achievements, and enough savings to keep you and Rick in a comfortable home in some warm sunny place in your retirement. There is no question but that chance to put your feet up, and at times go flying with Rick on a safe sunny day should be a real joy. Of course, we will keep in touch and Sarah and I look forward to seeing you and Rick in the future. We expect to see you happy, fit and greatly enjoying this next phase of your lives. All the best. Love, John and Sarah Rindlaub
7: Seattle Washington
8: Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and the largest city on the West Coast north of San Francisco with 620,778 residents as estimated in 2011. The Seattle metropolitan area of around 4 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Seattle area had been inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent white settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The settlement was moved to its current site and named "Seattle" in 1853, after Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1910, Seattle was one of the 25 largest cities in the country. After the great depression and World War II, the economy took a dramatic rise due partially to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. The city developed as a technology center in the 1980s. The stream of new software, biotechnology, and internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by almost 50,000 between 1990 and 2000. More recently, Seattle has become a hub for "green" industry and a model for sustainable development. Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, there were nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs along Jackson Street in the current Chinatown/International District.
9: The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and the rock music style known as "grunge", which was made famous by local groups Melvins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam. In more recent years, Seattle has been known for indie rock and indie dance music. | The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators, with over 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. When it was completed it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude. The tower also has 25 lightning rods on its roof to prevent lightning damage. From the top of the Needle, one can see not only the Downtown Seattle skyline, but also the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands.
10: Anne Katri | Kyle Cable | John Nina | Nick Rushton | Tim Antilla | Monika Hix | Beth Barbuto | Daniel Burd | Tran L. Meyers | Debra Mustappa | Omar S. Villa-Ignacio | Brian Bilanski | Russ Carson | Hal Beals | Eric Herbst | Seattle RCBO Team
11: Tim Brown | Pam, It is hard to believe that you are leaving us! I have known you seven years now...time flies, and you will definitely be missed. When I think about you words like warm, friendly, calm and efficient come to mind. I am thinking of all the times I have called John or Mary; or been in their office, and for one reason or another had the opportunity to talk with you. Often, these conversations were quick, focused and part of the hectic environment swirling around you. But you never seemed phased. You always took the time to say hi and make the interaction personal. You were always happy (at least on the outside). You always looked for ways to help.. You have a special knack for the role you played on our team. So, I’m wishing you good health and many fun adventures in retirement. You will be missed! Tim Brown, RVP Seattle RCBO
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13: Pam - I remember we started at the bank around the same time and you were always so friendly and helpful when I was still learning. It has been such a pleasure working with you. I wish you all the best for your future and I hope you can visit us from time to time. April Tran Seattle RCBO | Pam, You have become my favorite go-to person within the commercial bank. You have also become one of my very best friends. I am so happy t hat you are going to start the next chapter of your life while still young enough to enjoy it. I wish you all the best, and look forward to listening to your adventure stories that will come about from all of your travels during your retirement. God Bless! Debra Mustappa Seattle RCBO | Happy Retirement!
14: Pam It has been a privilege to know you. I felt your warmth and kindness in every interaction and truly consider you to be a friend. Wishing you a fun and exciting retirement. Please stay in touch. This place won't be the same without you! Tran L. Meyers Credit Analyst Seattle RCBO | Pam, I don't have any stories! However, I am thankful to have known you the past several years. I will never forget your friendly, happy demeanor and smiling face. Everyone could always count on you. You are the best! Sincerely, Nick Rushton Seattle RCBO
15: Seattle Wheel Day June 29, 2012 | Seattle Ferris Wheel at night. | Seattle Ferris Wheel during the day. | King Tut Exhibit in Seattle
16: Sharon and Ed Ferris | Monica, Chris & Harrison Hix | Ryan and Julie Stipe
17: April, Omar and Beth | April and John Tran | Stephen and Reagan Marquez
18: Bellevue Botanical Garden | Bellevue Square Park
19: Bellevue has long been know as a suburb or satellite city of Seattle. It is now categorized as an edge city or a boomburb with a population of 122,363 as of the 2010 census. Bellevue is currently the second largest city center in Washington state with over 35,000 employees. Based on per capita income, Bellevue is the 6th wealthiest of 522 communities in the state of Washington. In 2008, Bellevue was named number 1 in CNNMoney's list of the best places to live and launch a business. More recently, Bellevue was ranked as the 4th best place to live in America. The name "Bellevue" is French for "Beautiful view". | Bellevue Washington
21: We really hate to see you leave, but you deserve a long reprieve. If we could have our wish today, we'd wish that you could always stay, Whenever we do think of you, please know it will be with fond adieu. By An Unknown Blonde Poet
23: Front Row: Cheryl Ebner, Gail Scovel, Stella Donovan, Pat Kano, Chong Dufresne, Ingre Randolph, Gloria Nemechek, Ariell Young Back Row: Andre Mohr, Beryle Cruz, Greg Milner, John Flemming, Stephanie Chen, John Cantalupo, Don Grant, Jim Teichman, Patty Pickering, Justin Bird, Karen Winger Missing: Tony Chu | Bellevue RCBO Team | November 2012
24: Don Grant, RVP Bellevue RCBO
25: Pam - It has been my personal pleasure to work with you over the last 10 years. With all your other wonderful attributes the one I have to mention is.... your lightening fast telephone answering skills! You are the undisputed world champion speed phone answerer! Of course, after answering, your professionalism and kindness is immediately apparent. You have been such an enjoyable part of my experience here at Wells Fargo. I really can't imagine life here without you! All my best for this new stage in your life. You deserve the very best! Sincerely, Gail Scovel | Here's To Many Great Adventures Ahead!
26: John Cantaluipo wearing 1st place Martini Glasses CSC Campaign 2009 | Ben and Beca Leonard 2012 | Don Grant Mexico Fishing trip 2009 | Bellevue Luncheon 2004 | Winner of 1st ever Vancouver Cup 2012
27: 2009 | 2003 | 2010 | 2005
28: Our Best To You!
29: Bellevue Halloween Luncheon 2003 | Bellevue Summer Picnic 2003 | Day of Caring 2003 | Bellevue Magic Season Event 2003
30: 2012 Holiday Party at Don Grant's House Megan Sanders, Gail Scovel and Jayde Lee | Mary Bass and Pam Rozum at 2003 Dick Kovacevich All team Meeting at Camp Rindlaub | John Nina - Long Putt Contest in Bellevue during CSC Campaign 2003
31: Day of Caring Project 2010 Jubilee REACH Center in Bellevue
32: Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region that has a population of around 1 million people. Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Mount Tahoma. It is known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails." Today Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington state's largest port. Since the 1990s, developments in the downtown core include the University of Washington Tacoma; Tacoma Link, the first modern electric light rail service in the state; the state's highest density of art and history museums; and a restored urban waterfront, the Thea Foss Waterway. Tacoma-Pierce County has been named one of the most livable areas in the country. Tacoma was also recently listed as the 19th most walkable city in the country. In 2006, women's magazine "Self" named Tacoma the "Most Sexually Healthy City" in the United States.
33: Tacoma Washington | Chihuly Glass Bridge
34: Tacoma RCBO Team | Rayanne Walter | Barbara Mitchell Briner | Kari Scott
35: Donny Sheatsley | Jenny Knapp-Parce | James Ferguson | Erik Hynes | Jeff Dale | Tyler Grondahl | Kara Sandvik | Nathan Sackett | Clarke Straus | Wendy Dondlinger | Krista Beavers | April Bjorkman | Michele Newman | Mark Tatum | Sue Sewell | Nathan Holstein
36: Dear Pam, We all appreciate the wonderful job you have done over the past years with events, JR’s and Mary’s calendars, etc, but what we will miss most is your smiling face, warm and caring presence, and charm. We wish you the very best and please pop in to say hello when you are down our way! Cheers to you, Kari and the Tacoma Team Kari Scott Regional Vice President, SVP Tacoma RCBO | Good Luck!
37: Pam, A retiree is not how I would describe you. I have a feeling that it is the beginning of another exciting chapter in your life. Whatever retirement means to you, may it bring greater personal fulfillment than you ever thought possible. May your retirement from Wells Fargo be one of inspirational discovery, new found time, new found freedoms , new interesting routines and renewed appreciation of what life is really about. Rayanne Walter Administrative Assistant Tacoma RCBO
39: Kari Scott's Baby Shower
41: Tacoma Team!
42: Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded more than 603,000 people in the city, making it the eighth largest Canadian city. The metropolitan area, with more than 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country and the most populous in Western Canada. With 5,249 people per square kilometre (13,5890 per square mile), the City of Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality among those with 5,000 residents or more. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada, and for 52% of its population, English is not their first language. | Vancouver BC Canada
43: The original settlement, named Gastown, grew around the Hastings Mill logging sawmill and a nearby tavern, both established in 1867. Enlarging to become the townsite of Granville, with the announcement that the railhead would reach the site it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated as a city in 1886. By 1887, the transcontinental railway was extended to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient, Eastern Canada, and London. As of 2009, Port Metro Vancouver is the busiest and largest port in Canada, and the most diversified port in North America. While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry. Major film production studios in Vancouver and Burnaby have turned Metro Vancouver into one of the largest film production centres in North America, earning it the film industry nickname, Hollywood North. For more than a decade, business magazine assessments have ranked Vancouver as one of the most "livable cities" worldwide, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world's most livable cities for five consecutive years. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Expo 86, and the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009. The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics were held in Vancouver and nearby Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city.
44: John Davis Rowena Gill Jayde Lee | False Creek, Vancouver BC
45: Ben Rough Warren Tsoi | Jayde, Rowena, Perry Pelos, John, Ben | Vancouver Office at 200 Burrard St. | Vancouver BC RCBO Team
46: Vancouver Grand Opening | September 5, 2012
48: David Thompson explored the Spokane area and began European settlement with the westward expansion and establishment of the North West Company's Spokane House in 1810. This trading post was the first long-term European settlement in Washington and the center of the fur trade between the Rockies and the Cascades for 16 years. In the late 19th century, gold and silver were discovered in the Inland Northwest. The Spokane area is considered to be one of the most productive mining districts in North America. Spokane's economy has traditionally been based on natural resources, being a center for mining, timber, and agriculture; however, the city's economy has diversified to include other industries, including the high-tech and biotech sectors. Spokane is known as the birthplace of Father's Day, hosted the first environmentally themed World's Fair, Expo '74, and is home to Gonzaga University and Whitworth University. The city's name is drawn from the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means "Children of the Sun" in Salishan. Spokane's official nickname is the "Lilac City", named after the flowers that have flourished since their introduction to the area in the early 20th century. Completion of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1881 brought major settlement to the Spokane area. With a population of 208,916, according to the 2010 Census, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington and the 102nd largest city in the United States.
49: Spokane Washington
50: Sandra Godley | Thomas Thoen | Cherilynn Day | Alison Bell | Marlene Brown | Chad Cherry | Seth Russler | David Menard | Jessy Hummel
51: Spokane RCBO Team | Bruce Zavalney | Cajer Neely | Daniel Adams | Luke Jackson | Tom Beil | Doug Durham
52: Pam: Can’t believe we worked together for 6 years- wow! You always made the partner dinners and Camp Rindlaub something special. I still remember my first Pam assignment- “make sure you plug the coffee maker in at 6; otherwise, we won’t have any coffee” Thanks for always being there for me. You will be missed!! Enjoy retirement- you deserve it!! Ralph Hamm RVP Spokane RCBO
53: Oh Pam! You've been the best mentor, confidant and friend a gal could ever ask for... I will miss you more than you know. You gave so much of yourself to so many of us these past years and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to know you! Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity to infinity and beyond! Samantha "Sam" Cunningham Administrative Assistant Spokane RCBO
54: Pam, Thanks for keeping us all marching in the same direction! You have been a wonderful partner and great support to so many of us! On behalf of everyone at Wells Fargo Insurance, congratulations and many thanks! Rich Lane and Amy Haroon NW Region, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA | Insurance Services
55: Pam, Thanks for always remembering me and my team! P.S. Judy expects the monthly lunch will still take place even with retirement! Tony Liebo Wells Fargo Global Banking | Pam, It has been a privilege to know you for 20 years. From the day Jim Blanton introduced us, I just knew we would have a friendship that would last forever. You represent everything good in this world - you are a wonderful mother, a thoughtful co-worker, and a true friend in every sense of the word, and I am proud and blessed to know you. I will miss our weekly lunches and all the laughs, but knowing that we will continue to get together makes me happy. I wish you and Rick many years of lovely retirement and look forward to hearing about your travels and adventures! You are the best! With love, Judy Long Wells Fargo Global Banking | Global Banking
59: Pam, It has truly been a brilliant constellation of stars that has driven Wells Fargo’s success in the Pacific Northwest. Yours has always been among the brightest and you will be sorely missed. People as a competitive advantage? Wow! You have made us all look and be better. It has been our honor to work with you over the years and wish you the best in all retirement has to offer. Not sure how the Seattle Wells Fargo organization will function without you. Best wishes, Your friends at Wells Fargo Securities | Ryan Bassett, Adam Harrington, Sara Hauck & Nick Williams | Wells Fargo Securities
60: Pam You’ve been our Margaret Thatcher / Queen Mother (which ever you prefer as a Strong Leader / Strong Graceful Woman – I happen to admire both) keeping us all focused and heading in the same direction. There is no replacing you within this organization! We appreciate everything you’ve done for us including keeping JR in line, running the division smoothly – we always knew it was you! Managing our gatherings effortlessly including the 17 reminders asking if we wanted beef or salmon! And always a welcome smile and greeting on 47! I/We all wish you the all the best in this new adventure and Next Stage! We love you and miss you! Mark Pinkowski Commercial Banking Business Development
61: Pam What a wonderful gift our company received when John hired you into WF. You always provided a steadiness during your time with us, as well as an impartiality to who you helped, regardless of who they were or the line of business they were in. You were always generous with your time and positive attitude, which I know had a bigger influence on everyone you touched than you will ever know. I wish you the best in your next Stage, and am grateful for having the opportunity to work with you for the past 11 years. Rob Sexton Loan Supervision
63: I marvel at the calm, warmth, grace and yet utter efficiency with which Pam has kept this place running for so many years. I will miss seeing her smiling face but am excited for her graduation from Wells Fargo and the new adventure that lies ahead. Marco Abbruzzese Wells Fargo Wealth Management
64: Pam - You will be truly missed! It was such a great pleasure working with you. Congrats of your retirement! Elana Dun
66: Pam, Best of luck in your retirement. I am sure you and Rick will have lots of fun things to do and places to go. We started working together in our 20's on FAB 23 - it is hard to believe retirement is already upon us! How can time slip by so quickly? Colleen Ferris | The Best To You!
67: Pam you have always been the super Executive Assistant who not only supported John, but all of John's team. I remember you once saying "it's like herding cats", but I knew you said it because you loved working with all of us. Pam you have always celebrated our successes and been there with advice when things were not so great. You lives the Stagecoach vision and values and your boots will be very difficult to fill. Bon Voyage, may the skies be clear for flying! Laura and Ian MacNeil | Ft. Worth Rodeo
69: Will Schenck Global Banking - Miami Florida formerly Tacoma RVP | Barbara White-Thompson RVP Santa Clara RCBO Formerly Pacific NW Reg Loan Supervision | Best Wishes!
70: Congratulations on your retirement Pam. You deserve it after all this time. Enjoy stretching your wings and flying off to the sunny southwest. Shomree Hewson Assistant to Gail Rasmussen and Pete Warren Credit Administration | Pam I walked into the hiring process with you at my side. You welcomed me and kept me connected and told me stories of your vacation place while I waited. Every single time I checked in or you called me you truly wanted to know how I was doing. It is important to point out the absolute incredible service you give to customers and partners in this market and those we are recruiting. You are a precious gem in my book. I hope you have a fabulous time in your finished digs. Sincerely, Lori Kaiser VP and NW Reg Sales Leader
71: We will miss you but we are sure you will miss our smiling faces even more, enjoy retirement! Mark Dederer & Dwight Prevo | 2004 Beat The Bridge Jack The Dog and Mark Dederer
73: PAAA Symposium June 15, 2012 Wells Fargo Center You have left your indelible mark! We will miss your professional expertise and your friendship. All the members of PAAA wish you only success and happiness in your future endeavors - may they be all that you hoped for!
74: “ We bet you won't miss divvying up all those sporting events tickets and the constant plea for different games and SRO tickets"
76: “Would think you might miss these ‘views from the top’ but being you fly so often we know you will do better!” | Actual view from your former office!
78: 2004 Beat The Bridge Event | Whose that wearing the Jack The Dog suite? .... Why it's Beck Jay from the Bellevue RCBO
79: Pam You are a dear co-worker and one that I will remember always knitting at our administrative assistant meetings. Thank you for always being so accommodating and friendly. I hope you will enjoy your retirement. You will certainly be missed. Brian Hitsky Business Banking | Steve Sala and Family with Jack The Dog 2004 Beat The Bridge
80: November 16, 2006 Bellevue Crane Incident
81: Kid Appreciation Day at Safeco October 3, 2004 All Teams Mascots in racing games against each other! Fun! See Jack to the right of the CLAM!!!
90: Good Luck in..... | Guid Luck! Scotish | Vela stastia! Slovak | Chuc may man! Vietnamese | Viel Gluck! Swiss German | Lycka till! Swedish | Powodzenia! Polish | Bona fortuna! Latin | Semoga Beruntung! Indonesian | Succes! Veel geluk! Dutch
91: Yoo dara o! Yoruba | Monu'ia Tongan | iyi sansiar! Turkish | Pob lwc! Welsh | Buena suerte! Spanish | Guid Luck! Scottish | Noroc! Romanian | Viel Gluck! German | Bonne chance! French | No matter how you say it .... it comes from the heart!